Israel’s Knesset is grappling with legislation involving a referendum on any peace deals with Syria and the Palestinian Authority. At issue is the type of majority that would be required to approve such deals. Critics are charging some legislators with attempting to skew the rules so that a referendum could only be passed by a majority of Israel’s Jewish voters.
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